Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life

Some of you probably know about my 19-year-old friend who recently escaped a human trafficking situation back in January.  She's also an escapee from fundamentalism. She's now trying to start her life over with an almost one-year-old baby while going through the legal process of an ongoing law enforcement investigation. I helped her report everything … Continue reading Help a fundamentalism escapee, human trafficking survivor and single mom get a car + restart her life

Reply to a blog reader about spanking

Another homeschool alum sent me a message after a debate on my Facebook page after I posted an article about spanking. I try to address questions like this in a balanced way, no matter how I feel personally. Here's her message: Hey Eleanor! I saw that you posted an article on spanking children on your … Continue reading Reply to a blog reader about spanking

Happy Third Anniversary, Homeschoolers Anonymous!

This March, Homeschoolers Anonymous turned three. I found the site several weeks after the launch, on April 12, 2013. I still remember it, because I was in a meeting for the student newspaper on campus and one of my fellow editors, Cynthia Jeub, had IMed me the link earlier that morning. During the meeting, I … Continue reading Happy Third Anniversary, Homeschoolers Anonymous!

NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

In January 2016, Vyckie Garrison, one of the founders of No Longer Quivering, started a public thread asking for speculations about the Duggar family for 2016. Her followers started guessing about the sexual identity of the Duggar children still living at home. The comments turned vicious, involving threats of violence towards other survivors and stalking. Read the … Continue reading NLQ webmaster thinks speculating about LGBT quiverfull kids is okay

Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver

  My friend J.B started blogging this summer over at Finding Normalcy: Insights in a Noisy World. Here are his thoughts. Jonas wasn’t interested, just then, in wisdom. It was the colors that fascinated him. “Why can’t everyone see them? Why did colors disappear?” The Giver shrugged. “Our people made that choice, the choice to … Continue reading Outside the Box: Verticality, sameness, and the world of The Giver